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Blue Mountain State: Cancelled; No Season Four

Blue Mountain State canceled season fourThe game is over for Coach Daniels (Ed Marinaro) and his team. There won’t be a fourth season for Blue Mountain State. The Spike TV series has been cancelled.

The comedy series revolves around the on and off-field antics of Pennsylvania college football powerhouse, Blue Mountain State. Coach Daniels has his hands full with the hijynx of his wife (Denise Richards) and students like team captain Thad (Alan Ritchson), quarterback Alex (Darin Brooks), and team mascot Sammy (Chris Romano).

The comedy performed decently for Spike in season one and realized significant gains in season two. The cable channel reported that the series saw a 33% increase with men 18-34, a 50% climb in men 18-24, and a 14% increase with men 18-49.

Total viewership dropped however in season three which kicked off this past September. While some episodes of season two had attracted 1.25 million viewers, at least one episode of season three garnered only half as many viewers. Spike TV aired the last two episodes of the season on November 30th. It turns out they’ll also be the last of the series as well.

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Lionsgate, the studio that produces Blue Mountain State, apparently considered shopping the series to other outlets but it didn’t work out. The cast and crew were recently told that season four wouldn’t be happening.

While it’s been reported that the show was cancelled due to a decline in ratings, producer Eric Falconer says differently. He tweeted, “BMS wasn’t cancelled because of a drop in ratings. Season 3 was actually up 20% + in all male demographics vs S2. It was a budget issue.”

As recently as last week, Falconer was still hoping to hear that the show had been picked up for season four. However, it seems that State was actually living on borrowed time with Spike — even during season three. Last August, Spike TV executive VP Sharon Levy told Variety that the cable channel would be focusing on only non-scripted programming for the immediate future.

Of the cancellation news, Ritchson wrote, “Sad day for #BMS fans.” He followed that up with, “I can’t thank the dedicated cast, crew, and fans enough for all the love and support. Portraying Thad was a dream come true. I’m grateful.”

Brooks thanked the cast and crew and “everyone who made this show possible…a HUGE thank you!! Love you guys!!”

What do you think? Are you sorry that Blue Mountain State has been cancelled? Would you follow the show to another channel? Would you be interested in a BMS movie?

 

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Charles Severance March 9, 2013 at 10:33 am

BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE WAS SERIOUSLY THE GRWATEST COMEDY I HAVE EVER SEEN!! Please bring them back!!! It doesn’t matter what network you play it on, just bring it back!!!

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Cory March 6, 2013 at 12:39 am

its sad that BMS gets canceled and jersey shore doesnt

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Chris March 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I’ve had to watch all three seasons on Netflix four times thanks to Spike. Not happy that there isn’t a season four. I would follow them on any network.

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logan March 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Bring it back! Its entertainment every episode, unlike reality shows and the drama that covers tv lineups now.

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txpackfan February 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Y’all realize that the show was canceled over a year ago? It’s time to move on, Goat fans.

P.S. Best show ever? Some of you led a sheltered life apparently…

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Anonymous March 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

But Im sure whatever show you find interesting is much better than BMS. Your choice would be more of a fact than an opinion i suppose?

Maybe you live such a sheltered life you dont realize there are other people in the world with different opinions.

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Steve February 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

the show needs to come back… ive watched it over and over on netflix.. never gets old

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Bailey February 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Best show I’ve ever seen and I watch all the seasons over and over it would be amazing if they kept the show going its kind of depressing they ended it.

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Sweden February 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Best tv serie in the world. Make a season four

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Shayne February 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I miss the parties at the goat house!!!!

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J.Greene February 21, 2013 at 3:44 am

Someone should really consider picking BMS up again. It was a great show. I just finished rewatching the series again. I would love to see at least one more season. GO GOATS!! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!

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ashley February 19, 2013 at 2:29 am

bring it back!!!!!! it was great love the characters and the craziness please come back

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Aaron February 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I agree the show was amazing! Please some how bring it back, at least to rap up the series nicely!!!!

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Lasse February 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Why cancel the best show in the history of man kind!!
Its so funny, and its so awsome, i would deffinetly watch a season 4 if it came out!! :D

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Chad February 16, 2013 at 5:32 am

I would follow the show on a another network, maybe USA, TNT or Fox can pick it up

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Brandon February 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Why would they cancel BMS!!! This was the greatest show ever created!!! Thad was hilarious and Alex and Sammy are awesome!! I hate spike for what they did. Bring back BMS!!!

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